Thieves tie up workers and rob bowls club

ARMED thieves tied up staff members before robbing a Coffs Coast bowling club and fleeing in a stolen car at the weekend.

At midnight on Friday, four men armed with a knife, crowbar and a brick entered the Scotts Head Bowling and Recreation Club.

A staff member and security guard were locking up the club for the night when they heard a noise.

The thieves smashed their way in through a window before striking the security guard with a crowbar and forcing him to the floor.

A knife-wielding thief forced the staff member to the floor and both men were then bound by the four thieves.

The thieves fled with the night's takings, as well as coins from the poker machines and personal items belonging to the victims.

The thieves allegedly stole a vehicle from the car park for their getaway, which was later recovered on Stuarts Point Road.

This is the second armed hold-up to hit Scotts Head this month after the post office was targeted on December 5.

Anyone with information on either incident is urged to call Macksville Police Station on 6568 1044 or Nambucca Heads Police Station on 6598 5399.



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